Wednesday, December 25, 2013

#WIN $150 GC From Nike

Ooh I'd love to win this for my kids.
Come enter to win below in the RC form

Get In Shape For The New Year

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Monday, September 2, 2013

8 Hair Products To Sooth And Promote Hair Growth

I've been lazy with my hair. I'm trying to get back into taking care of my hair. I guess first I have to accept it been tinged with grey :)

In the meantime I'll be trying most of these products to see which ones work great with my hair type.

Jane Carter Solution Scalp Nourishing Serum
This serum is a nourishing treatment designed to reduce bacteria that can build up underneath your sew-in.

Carol's Daughter Lisa's Hair Elixir Fortifying Scalp Spray
What it is: A deep purifying scalp spray that purifies hair at the root, within the follicle, and polishes away build-up from the scalp to ensure a healthier growing environment. What it does: Natural sugars exfoliate the scalp to shed old layers and wash away impurities from both the follicle and scalp. What else you need to know: The precise blend of Cedar Leaf, Rosemary and Camphor Oils makes an elixir that conditions and soothes the scalp to help eliminate redness, irritation, tightness and all the rest. This refining scalp treatment is the root to optimal hair growth.

Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy Ultra Shea Intensive Scalp Nourishment Balm
Nourishes the scalp deeply and seals in moisture for soothing for long-lasting scalp dryness relief
Spreads easily for quick absorption
Formulated with Nutrium 10 moisture lock system, a rich blend of shea butter and natural oils, including vitamin E, sunflower, coconut, almond, soybean, argan and palm

Yes To Carrots Scalp Relief Shampoo
Perfect for those who experience dry scalp, this pH balanced shampoo combines Tea Tree and Lemon to protect against further irritation, while Salicylic Acid helps reduce flaking. Cypress Oils are light moisturizing oils that won't weigh hair down and Organic Carrots help heal dry scalp and stimulate healthy hair.

Eden Body Works Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo

This invigorating Eden Body Works Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo increases scalp circulation for a refreshed, renewed feeling.

Smooth 'N Shine Olive & Tea Tree RevivOil Weave & Braid Healthy Scalp Spray
Contains tea tree and olive oil which helps soothe hair between washes. 

Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Ultra Therapy Shea Deep Nourishing Treatment Mask
Cleans, exfoliate and moisturizes scalp

Share below if you have any other great products that have been holding strong for you over the years and even new products you are falling in love with. 

What is your go to product for your hair styling? 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Winning Shades In Make Up

Have a make up you just can't live without? Share below and I'll add more here as I finish with them.

1. Winning Natural Eye Shadow:
Revlon PhotoReady Primer + Shadow in Metropolitan ($9.99) - Very diverse eye palette that will complement all shades of brown and beyond.
Revlon PhotoReady™ Primer, Shadow + Sparkle

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Late Summer Creams And Dreams Collection + #Giveaway

Ooh I loves me some strong polish. What is your favorite color to sport?

Welcome to Polish My Life's Grand Opening
To celebrate she is having a sale August 16 - September 6
Use PROMO CODE - "Sweet10" to get 10% off your purchase!
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She created Polish MyLife because her love of nail polish; it is her "happy place." She loves providing quality, hand-crafted boutique nail polish to nail polish lovers.
Each is bottle 15ml in size and contains 2-3 stainless steel mixing balls. It's recommended that you use a base coat and a quick drying top coat. Also, allowing a little drying time between coats will maximize results. Roll and shake well before using!

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Monday, July 29, 2013

#Win This Gorgeous Vera Bradley Handbag

Someone gave me a Vera Bradley as a gift once. Wow. right?

Well come win one for yourself. They are so pretty!

#Win This Gorgeous Vera Bradley Handbag ~ The Spicy Closet

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Are These Worth The Splurge?

What do you splurge on?

1. Leather Jacket

I wouldn't be able to splurge on one because it would kill my heart, but I would love to own a lovely leather jacket.
Maybe one day I'll find one at goodwill.

2. Bras
I must agree with the bra. Right now I"m trying to find a cami-bra. They have the cute in piece that keeps your tops splashy and keep the 'girls' covered.

3. Jeans
4. Black Dress
5. Blazer

What do you splurge on? Are these fashion items worth the splurge?

Friday, May 3, 2013

Ever Get Passionate About A Piece Of Clothing?

I'm very passionate about this dress on Amazon that I've been eyeing for months! I keep waiting to have enough money to buy it.

I keep wondering where I'd wear it to.

I keep seeing how great I'd look in it.

I've visited and lusted after this simple and cute dress for so long that it jarred me when I saw it was dry clean only.  So it was like a wake up slap and I wont be able to purchase it anymore, but gosh at least I know and wasn't shocked to find out I couldn't wash it.

Sometimes what you think you need so bad, you really don't.

Plus where would I wear it to?
Where would you wear it to? Would you wear it? It's so beautiful isn't it. Simple and beautiful. Oh and let's not forget how much I LOVE red! The black is very nice too. Sigh. I just love the dress.
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Ever Pretty Fab Stretchy Spaghetti Straps Falbala Flower Formal Gown 80679: Clothing

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Iconic Dress Week 5 - Catherine's or Barbra's?

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I'd prefer Catherine's dress. Which would you choose?

Catherine Deneuve Belle du Jour, 1967

Barbra Streisand The Academy Awards, 1969

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

L'Oréal Paris Magic BB Cream - Flawless Bare Skin Finish

I am having fun with this new product.
You can see my review here.
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About L'Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream: 
This product gives the sheer coverage needed to create a natural bare skin finish, while delivering built-in skincare benefits. With four beautifying actions, this all-in-one innovation primes and smoothes, perfects to hide flaws, hydrates all-day, and corrects and evens skin. 

The product is infused with skincare ingredients like Panthenol, Vitamin E and Glycerin for 24-hour moisturization.

To apply, simply dot on and blend with fingertips. Self-adjusting beads will instantly transform and blend to your skin tone.

L'Oréal Paris Magic BB Cream retails for $10.95 for 1 fl oz. It is available in four shades and is sold at mass food and drug retailers nationwide.

Have you tried this BB cream as yet? 
What is your must have make up? 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Black Women in Hair - Christina Jenkins - The Weave

It's always interesting to learn more about our hair as black women. Especially that we are still struggling to keep and be proud of our own hair identity to this day. 

As a mother, I am coming into my own so that I can encourage my daughter on how to embrace her whole self. Even as a very young age, she is into the  beauty subject. The hair subject is a constant one these days. 

It was fun to learn about hair weave today:

An African American lady by the name of Christina Jenkins invented the hair weaving process in the nineteen fifties. She received a patent in 1951 for this process of hair weaving. Although people were wearing wigs and hair pieces for thousands of years, Christina came up with the weaving idea. She was married to a jazz musician named Duke at the time and lived in Cleveland Ohio.
Christina and Duke Jenkins formed their company Christina’s Hair Weaves in the early nineteen fifties. People were so in love with her weaves and method of applying them that they would pay her to come to their countries and teach them how to sew in hair weave. Before she invented the idea to sew the weave onto the hair, people were putting the weave on with pins placed on the scalp.
Hair weaves back in those days were stiff and pretty bulky. Mrs. Jenkins technique at first looked the same once done. What she did for the hair extension world was created a way for it to be applied and  stay for a while. Her technique at that time was very time consuming. In the nineteen fifties the way she would do a weave sew in is you would first sew the hair on a netting, then of course you would have to braid your hair into cornrows, and then from there you would sew the netting to the hair.
Christina Jenkins maiden name is Thomas and she was born in Louisiana. She graduated from Leland College in nineteen forty three. That same year is when she married well known Jazz Pianist Herman Duke Jenkins. Sadly she passed away in December of 2003.
Now you know who invented the weave for hair and in what year. In December think of her as well and give thanks as you wear that cute weave you have on your head. Mrs. Christina Jenkins has done a great service to us all by inventing a way for us to turn our short locks into long ones without damaging our natural hair.

Sensationnel Synthetic Weaving Kanubia Easy 5 Elysee Wave
Do you wear weaves? 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Charity looks good on you

A beautiful boyfriend, baby and ...maybe life.

I know she has paved her path and I can't believe it was just easy for her, but I love her heart for helping others.

Congrats to her!

I'm especially loving her world baby shower for her child where you give to charity instead of to her and her family. How cool is that?

The photo is available on the couple’s UNICEF website, where the charity is accepting donations of $5-$110 in honor of Milan's birth, which took place January 22 in Barcelona.
“We hope that, in his name, other less privileged children in the world can have their basic needs covered through gifts and donations,” Shakira, 36, and Piqué, 26, said in a statement. “Thank you for sharing this unforgettable moment with us.”
Thankful for the hearts of people like these who doesn't just do charity for show off sake, but because they really do care and it's a part of who they are. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

MUPS Shoes - One Pair for Every Wear + Ornaments!

I love shoes. I don't have many shoes. Is that sad? But you can love something and admire it and still be separated from it. I'm separated because of budget issues.
One day I'll be able to purchase a darling pair of shoes to serve my senses :)

Come enjoy winning in this MUPS Shoes - One Pair for Every Wear + Ornaments giveaway.
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MUPS Shoes ~ One Pair for Every Wear!

The idea behind MUPS Shoes is that you can change the ornament on the front to go with several different outfits! Plus, to change up your look from morning office look to a night out! Get it?...Every "Wear" like "everywhere".

MUPS are available in exclusive women's and girls' lines. They are ideal for every age featuring an array of classy, sassy, cool and trendy, as well as sensible school shoes and formal styles.
The front of the shoe has a small heart shaped Velcro area that allows you to change out the look of the shoe with different ornaments!
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One lucky winner will receive 2 pairs of shoes, an ornament bag, and 4 ornaments!

Hosted by Mom Powered Media with a thank you to co-host Iowa Mom.
Giveaway ends January 30th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canada, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.
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Get Pampered with a Luxurious Bamboo Sheet Set - RV $299

Get pampered in bed with luxurious Bamboo Sheets! Not only would I love these, I'd love them to be rainbow colors! I love bright and bold colors and if I had my choice, my home would exude Caribbean beauty in decor.

Come win something for your home!

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Welcome to the Luxurious Bamboo Sheet Set Giveaway!

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There's nothing better than a good nights sleep in some comfortable soft sheets! If you're someone who enjoys soft sheets, if you haven't experiences the Luxurious Bamboo Sheets you haven't experienced soft!

About the Prize:
One lucky person will win a set up Cozy Sheets Luxurious Bamboo Sheets valued at $239-99 - $299.99 depending on the size needed. These Bamboo Sheets are the softest and highest quality bamboo bed sheets on the market. They are premium 100% bamboo sheets and made from the finest materials. If you haven't tried Bamboo Sheets you haven't experienced soft.

  • Sheets are 100% viscose from Bamboo Fabric, softer than egyptian cotton
  • Durable and Machine Washable
  • Earth-Friendly - made with 100% sustainable bamboo and silk.
  • Hand-crafted, the weave processes used to make the sheets makes them the softest sheets you'll find.
  • Temperature Regulation - Respond to your own body temperature. The perfect sheets for shot and cold sleepers.
  • White color - The Bamboo Fabric doesn't turn yellow or gray, it stays white over time.
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  • Moisture Wicking - Bamboo naturally wicks moisture away from the body, which reduces humidity and causes sleepers to sleep better by not being too hot or cold.
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Inhospitable to bed bugs, dust mites, and other harmful microbes.
  • Anti-bacterial, and anti fungal, as well as anti-mold.
Giveaway Details
  • Giveaway will run from January 16, 2012 at 12:01 EST until February 16, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.
  • Must be 18 + to enter.
  • Winner can choose size of sheets needed for their bed.
  • Set will include - Fitted sheet, Top Sheet, and 2 Pillow Cases. Twin and Queen come with standard size pillow case, Kind and Cali King come with King Size Pillow Case.
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One lucky winner will receive a set of amazing Luxurious Bamboo Sheets Valued up to $299.99!

Good Luck!

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Penny Auction $2024 Jewelry to Spice up your Wardrobe! - 30 Winners!

It's sad that I can count on my fingers the pieces of jewelry I have. I think my husband needs to step it up, don't you?

Anyway, I'm not all that flashy, but how would you like to be? Come enter in this fun giveaway I have going here for the PA $2024 Jewelry.

We will have 30 winners in this beautiful and fun giveaway! Tell your friends and family to come get their winning chance.

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Welcome to The Penny Auction $2024 Jewelry Giveaway

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About our sponsor: Penny Auctions Canada, as our name implies, is an online auctioneer providing a value driven alternative to retail shopping. 

Our live auctions are best described as the fusion of an online retail store and a thrilling shopping experience designed to save you both time and money. Our daily auctions offer HUGE savings to both the Canadian and U.S. market on the latest electronics, popular gift cards, highly desired housewares, plus much more.

Our next step in the evolution of entertainment shopping is to take place in late January. We will be upgrading our site to offer more ways to win and more ways to save. With daily deal auctions coming we will be able to offer stunning jewelry for prices you can’t find anywhere on the web! From the rugged and long lasting pieces made from Tungsten, Titanium or Stainless Steel to beautiful 18K GP pieces made with Swarovski elements. 

There will be something for everyone. And that’s just the start! We will be adding new products regularly to keep your senses enlighten and your money where it should be, with you! Our lovely sponsors want to offer THIRTY of you a chance to win a beautiful piece of stunning, quality jewelry! Wait, did we say thirty of you? YES WE SURE DID!

Penny Auctions Canada is awesome! Be sure to visit their site, and get signed up for awesome prices and great giveaways. Check out all this fabulous jewelry listed below. There is 30 pieces of awesome jewelry for 30 wonderful winners total value is MORE THAN $2000!
Winners will be drawn according to the value of the prize. For example, our grand prize winner will be the first person picked by The 1st winner that is drawn will receive the tungsten ring value at $139.99. We will then move right and continue with the 2nd person drawn receiving the tungsten ring valued at $129.99, and continue down the line until we have reached all 30 winners. If you have any questions please contact Jenn at

30 Lucky Winners Will Receive a Wonderful Piece of Jewelry.

Giveaway is open to the United States and Canada. Please use the Rafflecopter to enter. This fabulous giveaway begins on January 10 at 12:01am EST will come to an end on January 31, 2013 at 11:59pm EST. Good Luck!

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Winter Coat - A Want

I wear my husband's coats when it gets cold. They are big and definitely keeps me warm, but just big. I would love to have a women's coat for myself for winter.

My eyes are caught on these:
Wool-Blend Zipper Trench Coat

Kenneth Cole Reaction Coat, Knit-Collar Belted Puffer

Green with Envy Women's Cape Jacket, Rustic Brick, X-Large

But goody these are expensive. I would have to wait for a back up sale to a sale to get one of these. But they are purdy dontcha think? Or maybe when my kids are gone off to college :)

How much did you pay for your coat?